Q: Is there any quick way to assemble my digital photos
from this summer into a scrapbook?
A: Even scrapbook traditionalists have
discovered photo-sharing sites like Snapfish.com
and Shutterfly.com. These sites offer great options
for creating printed photo albums easily from digital photos. These
programs allow you to create a free account, upload your photos and
arrange your snapshots, add captions and order soft and hardcover
photo albums in a variety of sizes.
With the popularity of social media, there are a few new options
that allow you to draw from the photos on your social media sites,
like Facebook and Instagram.
Most of these programs will work best with a little pre-project
planning and require more than the two minutes promised to really
create something great. But their unique formats and product
offerings can make quick use of your social media postings to
create a fun photo keepsake.
a Facebook app you can use to create a cute book based on Facebook
posts and photos. The app promises that in less than two minutes,
it will pull from either your most popular posts or a particular
Facebook photo album. The program automatically uploads and
arranges photos, and you have options to replace or delete those
you don't want to include. Your finished album can be shared on
Facebook, or you can buy a printed version.
your Instagram photos into a program that creates a high-quality
hardcover photo album. The small (7 by 7 inches) square book
includes up to 60 pages beginning at $18.99 and is a nice
complement to the Instagram photo dimensions.
another program that pulls in Instagram photos to create an album
or a calendar. Great for folks who don't want to worry about lots
of writing, this program focuses on photos instead.
lets you make a Tinybook using your Instagram shots. And I mean
tiny - 1.7 by 1.5 inches! It also has other unique products, such
as a mini spiral album, posters and printed snapshots. Create a
tear-off calendar with 365 photos for $40, or try the Memory Box,
which holds 280 of your Instagram shots printed out and organized
in a cute keepsake box.
Sharon Cindrich is a mother of two tech-savvy kids from Virginia Beach. Learn more at sharoncindrich.com.
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